RVDA News Brief
June 18, 2008

RV Campgrounds Thriving in Illinois
from the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
As camping enthusiasts decide to remain close to home rather than travel abroad, RV campgrounds are thriving. Leases of sites for the entire season seem particularly popular, as renters would rather park their RVs and trailers for the whole summer and commute back and forth in vehicles that are more economical. More

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RV Enthusiasts Aren't Slowing Down Along California Coast
from KSBY-TV
Fuel prices are not stopping Brad and Amy Herzog and their RV. The Herzog's travel across the country for two months every summer with their sons Luke and Jesse. This year's trip will stretch as far east as Chicago before they head back home to the Monterey Peninsula. More

RV Manufacturing City Celebrates Being "Back Open for Business"
from WNDU-TV
It was a big day on Saturday for Nappanee, IN, as the town officially re-opened its doors after October’s devastating tornado and a January fire. The EVE-3 tornado devastated the town, destroying dozens of homes and hitting many businesses hard, including some of the city's important RV plants. With a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, the town is celebrating being "Back Open for Business." More

Have RV, Still Traveling
from the North Coast Journal
Tony Smithers, executive director of the Humboldt County, OR, Convention and Visitors Bureau says "the fact is, another dollar per gallon of gas is nothing” to some RV travelers. More

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RV Shipments to Stabilize in 2009
from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association
The recreation vehicle (RV) industry’s shipments will total approximately 303,100 units in 2009 — nearly identical to the projected total for 2008 — according to a new forecast announced at “Forecast 2009,” a June 10 event sponsored by Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). More

Summer Vacation RV Rentals Up
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Despite the seemingly never ending reports of record-breaking gas prices, demand for RV rentals has never been higher. With the kids out of school for summer and air travel costing two to three times more than a year ago, many families are scrambling for cost effective vacation alternatives. More

A Practical Guide to Branding
from BusinessWeek
Talk to entrepreneurs about their marketing and communications efforts, and they'll often use the words "branding," "marketing," and "advertising" interchangeably. That reflects the pervasive confusion about the terms. That confusion is unfortunate, because understanding the concepts and how they mesh is vital to every company's bottom line. More

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